“Jasmine Revolution”
Symbol of peace: Flowers placed on the barrel of a tank
in very much calmer protests than in recent days in Tunisia

'The Protester' - Time Person of the Year 2011

'The Protester' - Time Person of the Year 2011
Mannoubia Bouazizi, the mother of Tunisian street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi. "Mohammed suffered a lot. He worked hard. but when he set fire to himself, it wasn’t about his scales being confiscated. It was about his dignity." (Peter Hapak for TIME)

1 - TUNISIA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

How eyepatches became a symbol of Egypt's revolution - Graffiti depicting a high ranking army officer with an eye patch Photograph: Nasser Nasser/ASSOCIATED PRESS

2 - EGYPT Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

''17 February Revolution"

3 - LIBYA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

5 - SYRIA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

"25 January Youth Revolution"
Muslim and Christian shoulder-to-shoulder in Tahrir Square
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -
(Subjects: Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" (without a manager hierarchy) managed Businesses, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)
"The End of History" – Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)
(Subjects:Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, Muhammad, Jesus, God, Jews, Arabs, EU, US, Israel, Iran, Russia, Africa, South America, Global Unity,..... etc.) (Text version)

"If an Arab and a Jew can look at one another and see the Akashic lineage and see the one family, there is hope. If they can see that their differences no longer require that they kill one another, then there is a beginning of a change in history. And that's what is happening now. All of humanity, no matter what the spiritual belief, has been guilty of falling into the historic trap of separating instead of unifying. Now it's starting to change. There's a shift happening."

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."

African Union (AU)

African Union (AU)
African Heads of State pose for a group photo ahead of the start of the 28th African Union summit in Addis Ababa on January 30, 2017 (AFP Photo/ Zacharias ABUBEKER)

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela
Few words can describe Nelson Mandela, so we let him speak for himself. Happy birthday, Madiba.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Eight perish in South Africa gold mine blaze

Google – AFP, Sibongile Khumalo (AFP), 6 February 2014

Miners of Harmony Gold's Doornkop mine gather to mourn their colleagues who
 died in a mining accident in Doornkop, southwest of Johannesburg, on February 6, 
2014 (AFP, Marco Longari)

Johannesburg — Eight workers have been found dead in a deep underground South African gold mine after a blaze and rockfall, their employer said Thursday, but the search was on for another man still unaccounted for.

The government said it was launching an investigation into the accident at Harmony Gold's Doornkop mine, the worst such incident in South Africa since 2009.

Rescue teams on Wednesday brought eight miners to the surface unharmed after the blaze trapped 17 workers at Doornkop, leaving nine still missing.

Miners of Harmony Gold's Doornkop mine
gather to mourn their colleagues who died in
mining accident in Doornkop, southwest of
Johannesburg, on February 6, 2014 (AFP,
Marco Longari)
But on Thursday the company announced that rescue workers had located the bodies of eight more men.

"The search continues for the ninth employee," Harmony Gold said in a statement.

The bodies were discovered during rescue work late Wednesday at the mine west of Johannesburg, National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) spokesman Livhuwani Mammburu told AFP.

An earth tremor is blamed for the accident some 1.7 kilometres (more than a mile) below ground when a rockfall damaged electric cables and started the fire, the mine owners and the NUM said.

"The fire is still burning but under control," NUM health and safety official Erick Gcilitshana said.

Eight workers were saved on Wednesday after taking shelter in a refuge chamber, but Harmony Gold said that access for rescue workers had been hampered by smoke and the shift in terrain.

Company chairman Patrice Motsepe described the accident as "a sad day for the industry".

"We were confident that they were going to come out alive," he told journalists.

Mining Minister Susan Shabangu promised a probe into the "deeply regrettable" incident.
"This tragic accident takes us back... the industry has in the past years worked hard to ensure safety," she said in a statement.

"We must ensure that we do all we can to get to the bottom of what caused this incident, in order to prevent similar occurrences in future."

Accidents remain frequent in South Africa's ultra-deep mines despite efforts to reduce fatalities.

In July 2009, nine workers were killed in a rock fall in a platinum mine. The same year, 82 illegal diggers died in an disused gold mine shaft when a fire broke out underground.

Miners of the Harmony Gold's Doornkop mine raise their fists and sing as they
 mourn their colleagues who died in a mining accident in Doornkop, southwest of
Johannesburg, on February 6, 2014 (AFP, Marco Longari)

In all, 128 miners were killed in 2010, according to the latest figures published by local organisation Miningsafety.co.za.

Doornkop is a single-shaft mine, which operates up to two kilometres down on the Kimberley and South Reefs. The mine produced 3,631 kilogrammes of gold in 2013.

South Africa's gold mining has steadily decreased over the past 40 years, sliding from top global producer to world number six.

The country produced 167,235 kilogrammes of gold in 2012.

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